Matthew Monks


Matthew Monks writes on mergers and acquisitions from the paper's New York office. He previously covered corporate debt for Crain Communications and private equity for Dow Jones, and worked for small newspapers in New York and Virginia. Matt is a U.S. Army veteran and a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

Recent Stories From this Author

Chicago Could Lose Half Its Banks by 2019: Dealmakers
November 20, 2012 M&A could leave Chicago with 100 banks in seven years; rural banks in Midwest fetch better prices; and some large banks may...

New Merger Doc Omits Role of Regulators in N.C. Bank Deal
November 15, 2012 Crescent Financial's updated SEC filing removes previous discussion about how banking regulators "encouraged" its deal with...

Regulators Pushed Merger of Two North Carolina Banks
November 13, 2012 State and federal banking regulators encouraged the merger deal between Crescent State Bank and VantageSouth for safety and...

Stifel Builds 'Middle-Market' Appeal in Adding Niche Player KBW: CEOs
November 9, 2012 Stifel Chief Executive Ronald Kruszewski and KBW CEO Thomas Michaud discuss how the two investment banks complement each other...

PacWest's Wagner Schools Market in Aggressive Bank M&A
November 7, 2012 Matt Wagner, the CEO of PacWest Bancorp in Los Angeles, turned a hostile bid into a deal with First California, and Wall...

KBW Feels Its Clients' Pain in Agreeing to Sell
November 5, 2012 Boutique investment banking firm Keefe, Bruyette & Woods had survived scandal and 9/11 but has agreed to sell itself to a...

BB&T Sees Texas-Size Upside in New Branches Instead of M&A
November 1, 2012 The Winston-Salem, N.C., company's decision to open 30 branches makes sense as big banks battle for commercial customers,...

The Private Equity Effect
November 1, 2012 Since the financial crisis hit in 2008, there have been at least 187 private equity transactions involving banks, worth more...

Health of Targets Is Improving in Bank M&A
October 31, 2012 More small banks with good credit quality are seeking buyers because their growth prospects are dim.

Talmer Goes to Court for Its Latest Bank Deal
October 29, 2012 With the failed-bank market drying up, Midwestern consolidator Talmer enters a stalking-horse bid for a small Ohio bank...

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